The Beyond Words Tour name stems from the tenth anniversary in Gander. Many of the “plane people” returned to Gander to commemorate what had happened during that week in September 2001. The idea behind the name is that the Ganderites had done so much; they had spoken so much in their actions that the whole week really was a ‘beyond words’ experience. Also the being unable to sum up what had taken place, here and in New York, they thought it appropriate to honour it in this way.
A Come From Away experience is a tour of Gander, showcasing some of the key locals, places, and events of that week. Our tour encompasses the Gander International Airport, Gander Town Hall, and the College of the North Atlantic, finishing in the North Atlantic Aviation Museum. The tour begins with where it all started, the airport, the stepping off point for the passengers once able to disembark their planes. They were brought through, taken care of and organized before being sent out into Gander and surrounding towns. At the town hall, there will be an exclusive look at the mayors office and a presentation by a notable local person! Continuing on through Gander we next stop at the college, a place where the plane people had stayed during the week. At the college tourists will gain an inside look at some of the things that the plane people had left behind or had sent back to Gander after the fact whether it was in 2001 or years later. These items will be displayed in our exclusive mini exhibit which is set up at a CNA classroom!
Tours will be held Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday leaving the museum at 1pm sharp.